This rich red wine bolognese made with minced beef and mushrooms is jam packed full of flavour. It's a seriously easy weeknight recipe that only requires eight basic ingredients, plus your favourite pasta!
Prepare the veggies. Slice mushrooms and capsicum and dice onion. Peel and crush (or finely slice) the garlic.
Heat a large deep fry pan and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the onion and capsicum, and cook for 2-3 minutes until softened. Add the mince, garlic and herb mix, and cook another 2-3 minutes or until mince is mostly browning. Finally, add in the sliced mushrooms, and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until softening.
Once everything is almost cooked through, pour in the red wine and let it bubble at a high heat for a minute or two, then pour in the passata and stir everything thoroughly.
Reduce the heat so the sauce is gently simmering and let the sauce cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. The sauce will thicken up a little - if it becomes too thick, add a little water. Season it with salt and pepper to taste.
While the sauce is simmering, you can prepare your favourite pasta, veggies or other accompaniments. Once everything is done, serve and enjoy!
*I buy a pre-mixed Italian dry herb mix. If you don't have this, just use a mixture of dried herbs e.g. thyme, basil, parsley, oregano. When I don't have a herb mix in the cupboard, I just use 2 tsp of dried thyme instead!*the bolognese sauce is pictured in this blog post with gluten free spaghetti and some fresh parsley to garnish :)
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